28 January 2012

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New York Design Fair Organisers At War

PAD vs SAD In Battle Over Domination of Manhattan’s Lucrative Design Market Pavilion of Art & Design New York, the French organised fair that showcased at the Armory in Manhattan last November will not be returning to the Park Avenue Armory this autumn. The replacement fair was a lifeline to the tired ‘Modernism’ Fair which […]

28 January 2012

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Art Loss Register Lists Most Stolen Artists

The Art Loss Register has compiled a top ten list of the most stolen Artists and Pablo Picasso comes out as the clear leader, by a long shot.

27 January 2012

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Museum of Everything Lands In New York

This weekend The Museum of Everything re-emerges in midtown Manhattan at the Outsider Art Fair at 7 West 34th Street (by 5th Avenue), NY 10001. The Outsider Art Fair is a funny old place, filled with all sort of bits of pieces, many of them loved by us here at the museum. There amongst the […]

27 January 2012

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Joan Mitchell Exhibition For London Gallery

Second Generation Abstract Expressionist Shows Final Works A new exhibition of paintings by the late, American, second generation Abstract Expressionist, Joan Mitchell is to open in London in early February. Created during the last decade of her life,Hauser & Wirth in London have compiled a selection of works from this well respected artist. These large-scale […]

27 January 2012

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New Turner Exhibition Opens In Margate

Major Survey highlights Turners Relationship with The Kent Coast More than Eighty-eight works by the British painter, JMW Turner goes on show tomorrow, in the comprehensive exhibition “Turner and the Elements” mounted at the new Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate. The exhibition runs from 28 January –13 May 2012. Included in the  exhibition are a […]

27 January 2012

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Residents Up In Arms Over Primrose Hill Jesus

Planning Permission Sought For Kitsch Statue To Mark Olympic Torch Handover To Rio Plans to erect a giant fibreglass replica of the Rio De Janeiro ‘Redeemer Statue’ on top of London’s posh Primrose Hill have been revealed. The project will be funded by the Brazilian government to mark the end of the London 2012 Olympics […]

26 January 2012

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Arts Council England Pay Artists To Burn Their Work

Michael Landy’s Art Bin trumped by The Manchester Art Bonfire We all remember Michael Landy’s ‘Art Bin’ constructed in 2010, where artists were encouraged to throw away unloved works of art. Well now the Arts Council has allocated £3,000 of National Lottery money for the second Manchester Art Bonfire. Last year’s event was supported by […]

26 January 2012

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New Louise Bourgeois Exhibition At Freud Museum

‘The Return of the Repressed’ unveils her psychoanalytic writings The Freud Museum in London has just announced an exhibition of works by Louise Bourgeois. Louise Bourgeois: The Return of the Repressed will feature original documents from the artist’s recently discovered psychoanalytic writings, as well as drawings and sculptures. It will be displayed in the London […]

26 January 2012

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ICA History of Women’s Film and Video

A Fragile Existence – A History of Women’s Film and Video Distribution in Fragments 1 February 2012 During the second half of the 20th Century, women’s film and video distributors were set up both in the USA and Europe to improve the circulation and awareness of women’s film nationally and internationally. As institutions such as Circles, Women […]

26 January 2012

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Tate Modern No Lone Zone Launches

The latest in Tate Modern’s series of international curatorial partnerships, No Lone Zone, will open in the Level 2 Gallery on 27 January, organised in collaboration with Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City. The exhibition takes its name from a military term designating an area where the presence of just one person is not […]

26 January 2012

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Neville Gabie Gives Seurat Bathers Olympic Makeover

Neville Gabie re-creates Seurat’s Bathers At Asnières on banks of the Olympic Park The Olympic Park’s artist in residence, Neville Gabie has re-interpreted the famous work by French post-impressionist painter Georges Seurat ‘Bathers At Asnières’. This 2012 version of a work dating from 1884, sees Neville Gabie substitute the original setting – the banks of […]

26 January 2012

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British Airways Commission Tracey Emin To Create Olympic Aircraft

Tracey Emin and Pascal Anson are working with British Airways to create Olympic-themed aircraft Turner Prize nominated artist Artist Tracey Emin is working with British Airways on making-over their aircraft for the Olympics. Her design will be called ‘The Dove’ and will be emblazoned across BA planes to celebrate London 2012 Tracey Emin has already […]

26 January 2012

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Semiconductor Wins Samsung Art+ Prize

10,000k win in first ever prize for new media art The winners of the Samsung Art+ Prize have been announced this evening in a ceremony at the BFI Southbank. From a shortlist of 10 nominated artists, Semiconductor has been chosen as the first prize £10,000 winner. Semiconductor is UK artists Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt. […]

25 January 2012

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BBC The Magicians Showcase Tufnel Art Installation

Phil Tufnell not curator Rob Tufnell is the chosen one The hugely popular, hit TV show The Magicians has returned to BBC One with a show-stopping live format, and an astonishing line-up of magicians who train their celebrity assistants through a range of seemingly impossible tricks. The program is teaming up with cricketer turned ‘artist’ […]

25 January 2012

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London Art Fair Reports Bustling Trade

London Art Fair reports record attendance figures, and ‘pre-recessionary’ buying atmosphere The London Art Fair has finally released its roundup of the weekend’s events. And, (excitingly, given that ArtLyst was a media partner this year), they have revealed record attendance figures, with 25,020 visitors to the Islington Business Design Centre, compared to the previous record […]

25 January 2012

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Artist’s Resale Right LAPADA Strikes Back

“Damage to Small Businesses from the Artist’s Resale Right” dealer Niall Fairhead puts pen to paper Sarah Percy-Davis, Chief executive at LAPADA has sent a round robin email directed to members, announcing an official petition in protest to the Artists Resale Right (Droit de Suite) which came into law on 1 January 2012 Dear Member […]

24 January 2012

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Francesco Vezzoli And Rem Koolhaas Launch 24h Prada Museum

Historic Contemporary and Forgotten Museum opens in Paris The Prada has announced the “24 h Museum,” designed by Francesco Vezzoli with AMO, Rem Koolhaas’ think tank. The “24h Museum” opens in Paris on Tuesday, 24 January for 24 hours only, till Wednesday, 25 January, in the historic Palais d’Iéna, the building designed by Auguste Perret […]

24 January 2012

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Design Museum Could Be New Tate Says Conran

Design Museum reveals plans for massive expansion and move to Kensington Commonwealth Institute with the promise of ‘doing for design what the Tate did for contemporary art in London’ The Design Museum has today revealed plans for massive expansion in a bid to become the world’s leading museum of design and architecture – to ‘do […]

24 January 2012

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New App Provides Banksy London Tour

iOS app released, allowing users to take a virtual tour of all of the known and surviving London works by Banksy App developers Gravitywell have just released an exciting new product for Banksy fans in London. ‘Banksy London Tour’ is the follow-up app to the extremely popular ‘Banksy Bristol Tour’, and contains interactive maps to […]

24 January 2012

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Leo Fitzmaurice Northern Art Prize Winner

  Innovative work with a Northern edge pushes artistic boundaries The Northern Art Prize 2011 exhibition currently at the Leeds Art Gallery from 25 November 2011 to 19 February 2012 has announced the prize winner. Leo Fitzmaurice takes the fifth annual Northern Art Prize. Judge Simon Wallis presented Fitzmaurice with a cheque for £16,500 at […]

24 January 2012

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Publications by Artists Since 1955 ICA London

In Numbers: Serial Publications  A New Exhibition The Institute Of Contemporary Arts in London presents In Numbers: Serial Publications by Artists Since 1955 a brand new survey exhibition of the often-overlooked genre of serial publications produced by artists around the world from 1955 to the present day. From the rise of the small press in […]

23 January 2012

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Hans-Peter Feldmann Exhibition For Serpentine Gallery

The Serpentine Gallery, London  presents a brand new comprehensive survey of the German artist Hans-Peter Feldmann. The exhibition will show seminal works from throughout his career, from his influential early photographic series to new works displaying women’s handbags. Born in Germany in 1941, Feldmann soon became a key figure in the Düsseldorf art scene and […]

23 January 2012

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Watercolour And Works On Paper Fair To Draw A Crowd

  Watercolour And Works On Paper Fair coming the Science Museum in early February The Watercolours and Works on Paper Fair will be back at the Science Museum galleries from 2 – 5 February 2012, bringing together an impressive array of art on paper delivered by leading dealers UK-wide. The fair will include everything from 16th […]

23 January 2012

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Trafalgar Square Fourth Plinth Art Revealed

Bronze sculpture of boy on rocking horse by Scandinavian artistic duo Elmgreen & Dragset to be unveiled at 09.30 on Thursday 23 February 2012. The next commission for the Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth has been revealed to be caste bronze sculpture of a boy playing astride his rocking horse. Powerless Structures, Fig 101, a work by Scandinavian […]

23 January 2012

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Art Thieves Left Dangling With $1.4K

Washington Art thieves rappel through gallery skylight in pitch black, only to make off with paltry $1.4K Two thieves smashed through a skylight and rappelled down into a Washington gallery, and stole two large pieces of art. The perfect art heist, with one minor setback – the two pieces of art were valued at a […]

23 January 2012

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Cameron Visits Leonardo Despite National Gallery Crisis

PM visits National Gallery Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition, with tour conducted by Sam Cam, amid staff disgruntlement over government cuts While the rest of the UK cannot hope to get a ticket to see the Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition at the National Gallery, come Hell or high water, such restrictions do not apply to our […]

23 January 2012

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MyArtSpace Pulls The Plug

Online art site goes offline statement expected this week The question on everyones lips today is the demise of myartspace. This was one of the early players in the vastly expanding world of internet art sites. I suppose like its namesake myspace, it just fizzled out to the point of becoming dead-space. The company was […]

22 January 2012

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Frieze Art Fair Tickets On Sale In New York

May Fair set to dominate New York’s spring art season Tickets have now officially gone on sale for the first New York Frieze Art Fair. The Frieze Art Fair founders Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover were recently among those receiving OBEs in this years New Years Honours list for the visual arts are exporting their […]

22 January 2012

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Robert Fraser vs John Kasmin In The Swinging Sixties

Was Robert Fraser or John Kasmin the greatest British Art dealer of the second half of the 20th Century? Robert Fraser was not only a man that captured the zeitgeist of an era but he was perhaps the greatest British art dealer of the 20th century. His gallery was responsible for introducing the London art […]

21 January 2012

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New Banksy Appears In Kentish Town London

First Photo of Banksy 2012 looks to be the real thing It usually takes a few days to authenticate an artwork, whenever a new Banksy appears and the best place to get the lowdown is on the official Banksy website. This latest  offering, which depicts a toddler with a lollypop pulling an air to surface […]

20 January 2012

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Dugald Stermer Olympic Medal Designer Dies

Dugald Stermer, the artist who designed the Olympic medals for the 1984 Los Angeles games, has died at the age of 74

20 January 2012

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Banksy Rat Spotted in Hunstanton Norfolk

This sprayed work appeared in Hunstanton Norfolk over Christmas,  on the Prom. Some locals think the sunbathing rat is by Banksy. As everyone familiar with the Bristol born artist knows, rats often feature in his many murals. Liz Falconbridge, an arts and education manager at King’s Lynn Arts Centre, said: “My considered view is that […]